Ra's Lanuf Airport

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Ra's Lanuf Airport
Airport type Private
Serves Ra's Lanuf, Libya
Elevation AMSL 42 ft / 13 m
Coordinates 30°30′00″N 18°31′35″E / 30.50000°N 18.52639°E / 30.50000; 18.52639Coordinates: 30°30′00″N 18°31′35″E / 30.50000°N 18.52639°E / 30.50000; 18.52639
HLNF is located in Libya
Location of the airport in Libya
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,100 3,609 Asphalt
18/36 1,925 6,316 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Ras Lanuf Oil Airport (ICAO: HLNF) is an airport in the Sirte District of Libya, located on the Mediterranean coast 227 kilometres (141 mi) south-southwest of Benghazi. Its primary use is the transportation of oilfield workers from production facilities in the area.

The Ras Lanuf V40 non-directional beacon (Ident: VR) is located on the field.[3]

World War II[edit]

During World War II the airfield, then known as Hamraiet Airfield was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force 57th Fighter Group during the North African Campaign against Axis forces. The 57th flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield between 3–19 January 1943 before moving forward with the British Eighth Army. [4]

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  1. ^ Airport information for HLNF at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Google Maps - Ras Lanuf
  3. ^ "Ras Lanuf V40 NDB (VR) @ OurAirports". ourairports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-21. 
  4. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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